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>> schieffer: tonight, rupert murdoch on the hot seat. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> schieffer: then things got worse. >> oh! >> schieffer: elizabeth palmer and anthony mason on the newscorp chief getting a taste of humble pie. "a significant step," that's what president obama called a new bipartisan senate plan to avoid default. nancy cordes and norah o'donnell have the latest on that. and as n.f.l. players and owners fight over billions, john blackstone talks to retired players who have to scramble to get medical coverage for their injuries. >> reporter: two years in the n.f.l., what do you get? >> nothing. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: and good evening. scott's off tonight, i'm bob schieffer. well, rupert murdoch called it "the most humbling day of his life," and he said he was sorry, but it wasn't his fault and he wasn't resigning. then someone hit him with a cream pie. that about summed up the parliamentary hearing into the police bribery and phone hacking scandal involving one of murdoch's british
, and the "newsnation" is following the news of rupert murdoch and the much-anticipated testimony before parliament. many are calling this the slow meltdown of his media empire. murdoch and his son, james, are expected to testify within the next 24 hours, and yet another resignation in the london police department. john yates has resigned as the deputy commissioner who decided not to reopen an investigation of the alleged hacking. his boss stepped down sunday citing speculation with the ties to the former "news of the editor" arrested last week and the defunct newspaper is accused of hacking into the phones of politicians, and even a murder victim. rebec rebekah brooks has been een resd as of this weekend, and we will see what is going to happen here with rupert murdoch and his son james tomorrow? >> well, that is certainly, that is the big question. and rupert murdoch and his son james, and rebekah brooks, who are appearing before the select committee have to be so careful, and so careful in fact, that rupert murdoch's biographers saying he is in rehearsals and being coached by aides and he is wal
to take shape. >>> humble pie, rupert murdoch is grilled on his role in the phone hacking scandal after a protester makes a headline grabbing attack. >>> and no parking, a canadian car owner learns the hard way to pay attention to the sign. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning the debt showdown in washington is focused on a bipartisan senate plan that is gaining legs on capitol hill and the white house. the proposal from the so-called gang of six calls for deep budget cuts and new revenues. joel brown is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, joel. >> betty, good morning. in this week's long battle over raising the debt limit, optimism has been hard to come by. that seemed to change yesterday, at least in the senate. we saw some republicans, some democrats, some conservatives, some liberals, coalescing around a bipartisan deal. >> it's time to get down to the business of actually solving this problem and i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisan consensus. >> reporter: president obama may
surrounding rupert murdoch. eric holder said he would welcome a meeting with the families of 9/11 victims who are concerned that their telephones may have been hacked. the fbi is investigating whether news corp. targeted 9/11 victims. the big news of the day was the testimony given by rupert murdoch before parliament. during the proceedings, a man lunged at him only to be struck by his wife. james murdock was about to answer a question when someone on the left, it was so fast it was hard to see what happened. slowly and a man with a paper plate covered in it shaving cream takes aim at rupert murdoch. the woman in paint is his wife. she slapped the assailant who falls backward. the man was arrested. >> this was the most humbling day of my life. >> rupert murdoch an american citizen, presides over a local media empire with $33 billion in revenue. he has no plans to step aside. >> people i trusted betrayed the company and to me. it is for them to pay. i am the best person. >> at his side, his son james. born in london, at age 38, an american citizen who runs company operations in europe and asia
that the inner circle of rupert murdoch is crumpling. >> we were spending money on private investigators doing these practices. >>> free at last, or is she? >> caylee! >> out of jail but will casey anthony ever have a moment of peace? and what was she thinking? attacking a judge? security officers to the rescue. >> she was not remorseful at all actually. >> and what is she thinking with these nails? >> do you frighten children ever? >> one on one with the nail lady. it's all right here, right now on cnn. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. we begin with the stunning turn of events and the deepening and embarrassing hacking and bribery scandal infecting fox news channel's parent company news corp. tonight, rebecca brooks who headed up the newspapers is out on bail after her arrest earlier in the day. another shocker. the head of the same department that arrested brooks, london's metro police commissioner falls victim to the same widening scandal. >> i have taken this decision as a consequence of the ongoing speculation with news international at a senior level and in particular to mr. ne
, elizabeth palmer. liz? >> reporter: hello, bob. well, rupert murdoch testified for the very first time today and the eyes of the world were rivetted on these hearings. he actually volunteered to answer the government's questions for the very first time since this scandal erupted. the man who runs the world's most powerful media empire today had the world's media running after him. but the crusty combative rupert murdoch of legend was a different man today. his wife, wendy deng at his beck next to his lawyer joel klein and his son james at his side. the murdochs waited actually 27 second to say sorry. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are to particularly the victims of illegal voice mail interceptions and to their families. >> reporter: but sorry didn't mean they would admit knowing about widespread phone hacking and police bribery at the now-closed "news of the world" newspaper. though the lawmakers did try their best. >> mr. murdoch, at what point did you find out that criminality was endemic at "news of the world"
parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simpl
answers questions from parliament about the phone hacking scandal. that's after media mogul rupert murdoch and his son testified yesterday. the bbc's nick robinson reports from london. >> reporter: the policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the tycoon's wife windi was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but who's fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. rdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not as an excuse. maybe it's an explanation. "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in recent years, news i
news now," tycoon's testimony. how media mogul rupert murdoch and his son answered tough questions before members of the british parliament. >> and how the man with a shaving cream pie and his dramatic interruption are now grabbing all the headlines. it is wednesday, july 20th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm rob nelson. while rupert murdoch and his son apologized for the phone hacking scandal we cannot get over that dramatiagraramatic moment when a shaving cream pie interrupted and how rupert murdoch's wife jumped in and stopped -- she actually slapped him hard. you can see her hand in the air about to go for it. >> in fact fell to the ground afterwards. she hit him so hard. a lot of people are saying this was probably the best thing that could have happened because it sort of deflected from the moment. >> oh, yes. >> in the series of what was going on. quite a shocking moment there. >> never dull. >> never dull, that's for sure. >>> also coming up this morning the stagnant and oppressive hot air mass that has put about half th
for rupert murdoch ... >>the whereabouts of casey anthony is a closely guarded secret and what her lawyers are and are not saying about her new life >>and a violent storm and ottawa collapses you know when something's bad -- but you do it anyway? that's me with the blow dryer and the flat iron until i see smoke. so pantene said, "breakage and split ends? no problem." they gave me this pantene called breakage to strength. [ female announcer ] the keratin protection pro-v system helps prevent then repair split ends. zero fear of breakage 100% more strength. no regrets, just health. i'm not giving up the heat. [ female announcer ] the breakage to strength system from pantene. fallout continues in the wake of the british pound hacking scandal. two of london's top police officers resigned in less than 24 hours and prime minister david cameron is now calling for an emergency session of parliament ... >>london's police chief paul stevenson resigned last night followed by assistant commissioner john yates. sir paul stephenson came under fire for hiring former news
the gutter into the s sewer. and that happened at the same time as mr. rupert murdoch entered the market. mr. murdoch, in myy view, has debotched british public life. >> forgive the individual by all means. but you can't forget. >> reporter: that is media tycoon rupert murdoch. he bought the legendary london tabloid 42 years ago, and with it staggering profits, built a global media empire. in the u.s., murdoch owns fox news, "the wall street journal," "the new york post" and a lot more. he is even bigger here in britain, where he owns a major tv network and almost 40% of the newspapers sold, including "the news of the world." this week, that paper found itself at the center of a scandal so big, so rotten, that despite its massive profitable, it is being abruptly closed after 168 years. today, the man who sends reporters out in search of stories was in sun valley, i.d. i, where he ran from reporters. >> i'm not making any comments. >> reporter: it was left to his son and air heir to speak for t company. >> we now know the practices that we're talking about here were such that we've fundamenta
screen grabs of murdoch slapping down the pike thrower. a picture of rupert murdoch and when the murdoch after losing the testimony -- leaving the testimony. here is "los angeles times" with the same picture. "murdoch rejects blame in scandal." here is the headline out of toronto. "news core defense, sorry but not at fault." here is "the financial times" this morning. "most humble day of my life," that is the headline there. "the washout -- the washington post," "murdoch's apologize to lawmakers" is the headline. here is "usa today." there is is in the money section. "murdoch has most humble de." from "the new york times," who has been playing this out quite a bit. in the left-hand column -- "murdoch's denied that they knew of illegal acts." here is one from the tabloids in new york, "the daily news." "humble pie." that is not a tabloid that he owned. one that he did alone, "the new york post," the story came on page 35. "frank talk at probe." from "the wall street journal," and other paper that he owns, " murdoch's are grilled." of course, the attackers story gets played. murdoch apolog
ahead the shaving cream hoax that interrupted james and rupert murdoch's testimony in the phone-hacking scandal. are their apologies in parliament enough to save the company? dramatic footage there. if you look closely that's the wife leaping up to slap the guy with the pie and she fell down in the midst of all the chaos. saved her man. >> thrust her into the center of this whole thing as people look into her and her background, h she's fiercely defensive of her husband. what a history she has. >> check out her history, yes. >>> also coming up later this half hour, we've been asking you on our facebook page, would you buy a car that stops by itself? like this one. take a look at this. see what it's like to be behind the wheel of a car that takes over the controls when it thinks you might be in danger. >> i don't understand how bad a driver do you have to be that you need the car -- i mean, it's just -- >> how many stories do we do on people texting and talking behind the wheel and they don't realize the car in front of them has come to a stop? >> that's true, that's true. >> may
. >>> and sorry for hacking. rupert murdoch publishes apologies in british newspapers ahead of a house of commons hearing on tuesday. hello, we want to welcome the viewers in the united states and around the world. i i'm natalie allen and we have breaking news to share with you this hour. casey anthony is now free. the florida woman acquitted earlier this month in the death of her 2-year-old daughter was released from jail about an hour ago. anthony walked out, as you can see here, of the orlando facility with her lawyer, and was then driven away to an undisclosed location. she had spent three years behind bars following the death of toddler caylee anthony. jurors decided prosecutors had failed to prove their case against casey anthony, the child's mother. it remains a mystery as to how her daughter caylee met her death in 2008. cnn's martin savage is in orlando tonight. >> reporter: just about ten minutes after midnight, and we happened to be in the crowd watching as this happened where suddenly, you saw jose baez, and you saw casey anthony walking directly out of the front door. this is what ev
fighting for his reputation. you will see rupert murdoch's very public apology and a man who used to work for one of his newspapers talks to cnn. and critics say that the rochester police force there has some explaining to do. are they protecting people or is it harassment? >>> take a look at the nails. how does she function everyday? well, she will show us later on in the show. and you are on social media and we are, too. you can reach out on twitter or facebook on cnn.com/don and on foursquare.com as well. my book is called "transparent" available at e version or get it there or anywhere books are sold. geico, saving people money on more than just car iance. ♪ geic ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] more people are leaving bmw, mercedes and lexus for audi than ever before. experience the summer of audi event and get over 130 channels of siriusxm satellite radio for 3 months at no charge. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural
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. they can't force rupert and james murdoch to appear but they can force rebecca brooks to appear. if she continues to refuse to respond, issue a summons to her, they receiptcally they could send their security apparatus of the house behind me down to actually force her, you know, arrest her effectively to come along. >> all right. dan rivers for us. thanks so much. we will continue to follow this, of course, every day, new development and more troubling development. >>> still to come this morning, high ask dry. first lost their paychecks and now there may not be any beer to help pass the time during the government shutdown in minnesota. >> that's the part -- no beer. >> big problem. a lot of beer that won't be on the shelves. >>> the president's right-hand man on jobs. jeffrey immelt talks about how they plan to get america working again unchlgth fire under fire. >> gunfire all around us. we are rushing out of this area. with dha and essential nutrients also found in mother's milk. purina puppy chow. right now, go to priceline for a sneak peek at recent winning and better than ever! hote
in england. meanwhile, questions are being raised about the arrest of rupert murdoch's former head of british operations. tina krause has more from london. >> reporter: a senior london police officer has resigned after being suspended in the phone hacking scandal. the assistant commissioner decided not to reopen an investigation two years ago into allegations journalists at the news of the world were listening in on voice mails. his resignation comes on the heels of london's police chief stepping down sunday. britain's prime minister is calling for an emergency session of parliament to deal with the crisis. he's also cutting his trip to south africa short as he tries to reassure the public the investigation will be fair. >> the metropolitan police service inquiry must go wherever the evidence leads. they should investigate without fear or favor. >> reporter: britain's serious fraud office could be next to launch a probe into the phone hacking allegations. the government anti-fraud agency is also ready to help u.s. authorities who are looking into whether 9/11 families were hacking victims. ru
reputation. you'll see rupert murdoch's very public apology and a man who used to work for one of his newspapers talks to cnn about the scandal involving his london paper. did management know what its reporters were doing? and critics say the rochester new york police, the force there has some explaining to do. are they protecting people or is it harassment? and take a look at these nails. how does she function every day? she'll show us later on in this show. you can reach out to us on twitter, facebook, cnn.com/don and on four square.com, as well. my book is called "transparent." it's available in e version or anybody books are sold. >> shame on you! shame on you! shame on you! shame on you! >> now to the scandal. heads are rolling at his company news corp and murdoch forced to do something he's not used to doing, apologize. he took out gigantic ads in seven british papers today saying we are sorry for the phone hacking scan zal at the news of the world is, the popular tabloid he just shut down and in his own words -- >> well, the scandal is widening to another paper. "the sunday tim
rupert murdoch. chatman, good morning. >> good morning, jenna. well, this morning is the first sunday morning without the "news of the world" the popular sunday newspaper that folded under pressure under this scandal but rupert murdoch were still a bit busy publishing this morning. issuing a fresh apology in some of the uk's other papers, including "sunday times." his remaining sunday publication. putting right what's gone wrong. promising to compensate those affected. for those involved, there is no place to hide. but what has gone wrong for the media mogul? the most recent fallout from the hacking scandal, two chief executives of news corp but more could be in line. last week metropolitan police commissioner paul stevenson answered questions. >> i do not believe on any occasion i have acted inappropriately. >> reporter: police deny any wrongdoing after he received a free retreat where neil wallace was a pr consultant. wallace arrested in the scandal, has also been a pr consultant to the police. "new york times" reports that 11,000 pagers of handwritten notes naming politicians, spor
to to break the law to try to report a story. >> reporter: a direct apology from rupert murdoch ran throughout the weekend. the full page headline read "we are sorry." cbs news, new york. >> rupert murdoch and his son james are scheduled to appear before parliament on tuesday along with brooks. >>> the entire nation of japan is celebrating tonight after their women's soccer team beat the u.s. in the world cup finals. it was an incredible game with the american women. twice looking like they had the contest won. kristin berset is here with all the heart-stopping details. >> bruce, yes, the u.s. women had the lead with just 6 minutes left. all they needed to do was hold japan and they would get their first world championship in 12 years. but some sloppy play by the americans and a japanese team that just never gave up. gave a grieving country something to celebrate. the lady's getting a look at the trophy before the match. this game would take extra time with the u.s. up one. japan on a corner kick ties the game at two. here a penalty kick. u.s. struggling. late execution. gets denied. look at j
of the click. the hacking scandal and what it means to rupert murdoch's empire. this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening. a little later, i'll speak with nancy grace, the woman that put the casey anthony trial on the map and became a lightning rod for her opinion on the woman she dubbed tot mom. first, the phone hacking scandal. i was editor of two major british tabloid newspapers. i was editor "news of the world" from 1994 to 1995. and i was also editor from "daily mirror" from 1995 to 2004. for the record, i don't think any article we published was ever obtained through illegal means. i wrote a detailed book on my experiences. i want to bring in jessica reif cohen, porter bibb, managing partner of medical tech capital partners and john coffey and ken auletta, author of "google: end of the world as we know it." this is a quiet, unprecedented, extraordinary situation. two of rupert murdoch's ceos resigns, two top police officers, gone, resigned. a whistleblower has been found dead. police have been stressing, they don't think it's suspicious. have you seen anything like quite like this? a
of rupert murdoch. her lawyer today said that this arrest took her by surprise, that she is not -- that she says she is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and that they held her for nine hours yesterday without presenting her with formal allegations or with actual evidence of any wrongdoing. richard. >> all right, thank you, stephanie. nbc's stephanie gosk with the latest on that. news corp published two full-page ads in the british press this weekend, including an apology from rupert murdoch. here's part of the second ad. saying, quote, apologizing for our mistakes and fixing them are only first steps. it may take some time for us to rebuild trust, end quote. let's bring in nbc news national investigative correspondent, michael isikoff. michael, good morning to you. how big of a threat is this in the news of news corp and this scandal? >> it's clearly becoming a bigger and bigger threat. what most people don't realize is that news corp is a huge u.s. media company that owns everything from 20th century fox to fox news channel and the wall street journal and the national geographic chann
>>> good morning. in the hot seat. billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch set to testify in front of britain's parliament today about the tabloid phone hacking scandal that threatens his empire. while an early whistle blower in the scandal is discovered dead. we're live in london with the dramatic developments. >>> californiadreamin? new information suggests casey anthony may have flown to the golden state after her release from jail. as one witness from her trial claims the prosecution knowingly withheld evidence that could have helped the defense. >>> and belles of the ball. the u.s. soccer team may have come up short in the world cup, but they're number one in our hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this tuesday, july 19th, 2011 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, in this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and boy, what a day it's going to be for rupert murdoch, hauled in front
across the pond from humble pie to custard pie, the latest into the high stakes drama for rupert murdoch and we'll have more -- you saw it right there. his wife stepping down to defend him as she takes down a protester. >> stepped in. she lunged. she didn't hesitate. >>> we begin with the dangerous heat that will not go away now moving to the east coast. matt gutman live in chicago where that city is right in the thick of the worst temperatures so far. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin and that heat that has pummeled the midwest heading your way, it's not so much the heat but the humidity. chicago's bracing for 110 heat index today. in minnesota yesterday it was 134. now, the only other place in the world where that type of heat index is common is the red sea off of saudi arabia. a deadly heat wave that since friday has set 221 records won't release its grip. here in chicago, that heat stirring up a soupy fog that smothered the city. today projected to hit its hottest temperatures here in six years. in iowa, police tering heat buckled i-380 and left workers in kan
conditions during more weather traffic in news from we return things keep getting worse for rupert murdoch. >> appearing before parliament yesterday that rocked his media company rupert match our cat more than his reputation to worry about a man ran up and tried to playing at something at murdoch's his wife how to defending. he did say he was shocked and appalled and ashamed of the allegations. >> one is 815 that this is the most humble day of my life. i employ 53,000 people around the world and also distinguished people. >> will be following the developments today james cameron just testified this morning. we will look out at the golden gate bridge and we will be back with more the golden gate bridge and we will be back with more weather and traffic. and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock. lifelock is the leader in identity theft protection. relentlessly protecting your personal information to help stop the crooks in their tracks before your identity is attacked. protecting your social security number, your bank accounts, even the equity in your home. i didn't know how
's scorching trends online. good morning, heather. >> hey, guys. for the second week in a row rupert murdoch dominated searches as the media mogul anan his son faced a hearing before the british parliament. lookups for the word contrite shot up as did questions about murdoch's wife. who dramatically leapt to her husband's defense when a heckler accosted him with a shaving cream pie. across the web this week the news corp. scandal even overshadowed the budget troubles here at home. searches for murdoch are double those for president obama. this is the white house signal that would be open to a compromise that would temporarily raise the country's debt ceiling. but with the august 2nd deadline looming anxious americans, mostly women over age 65, consulted the yahoo! search engine to find out if their social security checks would still arrive on time or at all. the deadly heat wave that's claimed the lives of 22 people also commanded pex people's attention online this week. the scorching weather zeroing in on the east coast right now scored lots of lookups for how to handle the heat, including
the massive tabloid scandal that brought one of the biggest newspapers down in just 24 hours. rupert murdoch under huge pressure as the outrage grows. >>> and the extraordinary spirit of survival. jaycee dugard breaks her silence about her 18-year ordeal. how she found hope in the middle of her kidnapping hell. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> diane sawyer, here with her emotional and exclusive interview. >>> and princess in prison? she's been a royal only for a week. why does she look like her unhappy highness? inside the misery of princess charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday. and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper in the country closed. the former editor, just moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> and this is all because there are allegations the newspapepe was hacking into cell phones and e-mail accounts of people. and not just celebrities and famous people
. chief rupert murdoch denies any knowledge of wrongdoing by his tabloid, "news of the world," shortly before his testimony was interrupteded by a protester who tried to pie him in the face. as you see here, his wife, wendi, the latest on that coming up. >> and there was no truth to the rumor that it was the grandson of soupy sales. >>> money 911." the best refinancing options when it comes to student loans. and car loans. and speaking of money, you don't have to spend a fortune to look your best. we're going to check out some drugstore beauty secrets when it comes to your facial and beauty regime. >> cool. all right. >> a lot to get to. >>> natalie's off today. savannah guthrie's over at the news desk with all the headlines. hi, savannah. >> good morning. in the news today, british prime minister david cameron is on the heat in the growing phone-hacking scandal in the uk, telling parliament it is his responsibility to, quote, clean up this mess. nbc's stephanie gosk has more for us. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. cameron's been answering questions all mo
-hacking scandal is cutting closer to the top of the murdoch media empire. rupert murdoch's top aide has been released from custody after her arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since
b b b b b b b b b bsg >>> this morning on "world news now," tabloid testimony. rupert murdoch and his son are questioned later this morning about that cell phone hackinin scandal. >> the british parliament is demanding answers about illegal practices. and also the serious a that could bring down the murdoch media dynasty. it's tuesday, july 19th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. good to be back. i'm rob nelson. >> nice to have you back. >> thank you. >> you've been out as a correspondent covering a lot of stories, traveling all over the place. >> a few weeks. it's good to be back with the late night crew here. yeah, yes. >> good to have you back. >> i appreciate it. >> i'm peggy bunker. thank you for joining us this morning. >>> that hacking scandal has already brought down two top british cops and news corp executives close to the murdochs. both rupert murdoch and his son james agreed to today's questioning as the family fights to save their compananies' image. pr firms are being hired everywhere as they try to
-page apology from rupert murdoch. that same apology is every british newspaper today. now, of course, rupert murdoch is one of the most powerful men. he runs fox television, "wall street journal," 20th century fox. yesterday, the chief executive of dow jones, publisher of "the wall street journal," had to resign, because he had been working here before moving there. now, all this began with these revelations of wrongdoing by journalists listening to people's mobile voice mails. and this week there have even been reports that the voice mails of relatives of 9/11 victims might have been accessed. the british prime minister here is under fire because he was close to rupert murdoch's people. and even the police were close to them. despite investigating them for what might have been criminal activity. to call it a crisis just does not do it justice. >> and seems like no one is immune here. is murdoch's son in jeopardy of becoming a casualty of the crisis? >> well, rupert murdoch, of course, will be determined to protect his son. but, there have been so many resignations. even by one executive who
. in just 24 hours from now, rupert murdoch himself, his son, james, will be grilled by parliamentarians and will be asked about what they did or did not know about dirty tricks regarding their newspapers. all will be watching, as well as investors around the world. >> he is the man that investors have followed to the ends of the earth. he is the man whose judgment always comes out right. in this case, he is, on the face of it, found to be wanton. >> it will be broadcast live tomorrow. it will be quite a contest for politicians who are under huge pressure to get answers in the affair. and a man whose entire empire is at stake. >> joining us is long-time media reporter lloyd grove for newsweek and the daily beast. ten people arrested already, including rebecca brooks, out on bail this morning, and the resignation of paul stephenson. are you surprised how far reaching this has gotten, so quickly? >> of course. it's a huge shock. who knows what's more to come. rebecca was at the top of british society. she started out as a secretary, as we reported in newsweek today. she rose to the top of
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